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Table 2 Parameters of grazing mobility previously reported in the literature. NR designates a characteristic or parameter that was not reported by the reference

From: Livestock mobility in sub-Saharan Africa: A critical review

Mode1 Species2 # herds3 # Itin4 Monitor period5 Average reported6 Grazing radius7 Dist. grazing (km/day)8 Hours grazing9 Country10 Ref11
Track C NR NR dry season No 3.0–8.0 8–16 NR Kenya (Western and Finch 1986)
Track/GPS C,CM,S,G 4 102 12 months Seasonal NR CM 15–23; C 11–30; G/S 12–15 NR Kenya (Coppack et al. 1988)
Track C 4 NR 12 months Herd NR 4.0–7.7 NR Zimbabwe (Scoones 1995)
Track/GPS C 24 24 dry season No 0.5–4.0 NR NR Tanzania (Coppolillo 2000)
Interview C,S,G 213 1566 19 months Study site NR 7.0–10.1 NR Niger (Turner et al. 2005)
GPS C,S,G 24 237 12 months Seasonal NR C 12.2–13.9; G 10.9–11.8; S 10.1–12.5 C 8.0–10.4; G 7.7–8.2; S 7.6–8.3 Niger (Schlecht et al. 2006b)
GPS C 7 102 12 months Seasonal 2.8–4.6 8.0–10.8 11.0–11.4 Kenya (Butt 2010)
GPS C 21 21 March No 2.2–7.6 9.7–20.5 10.2–11.75 Cameroon (Moritz et al. 2010)
Track/GPS C 25 125 24 months Seasonal × site NR 7–11 7.9–10 Cameroon (Dongmo et al. 2012)
GPS C 8 1525 17 months Month × herd NR 1.8–18.2 NR Kenya (Raizman et al. 2013)
Track C,S,G 9 81 12 months No NR C 7.5–17.4; G 4.5–10.5; S 7.3–18.8 NR Burkina (Zampaligré et al. 2013)
GPS C 12 11 24 months Seasonal 1.9–4.4 11–14 10.6–13.6 Madagascar (Feldt and Schlecht 2016)
GPS C 3 341 12 months Study site NR 9.2–15.9 NR Ethiopia (Wario et al. 2016)
GPS C 4 214–218 214–218 days Maximum for herd 6–9 NR NR Kenya (Liao et al. 2017)
Interview/track C 6 NR 12 months No 3–4 NR NR Sudan (Sulieman and Ahmed 2017)
  1. 1Mode of itinerary monitoring: Track physical tracked, GPS GPS recordings, Interview interviews of herders. 2Livestock species: C cattle, CM camels, S sheep, G goats. 3The number of herds monitored. 4The number of grazing itineraries followed. 5The period of time that itineraries were monitored. 6The group variables for which averages are reported in parameter ranges (if minimum and maximum values of parameters are averages, otherwise no). 7Range of grazing radii reported. 8Range of distance (km) travelled per day while grazing. 9The range of time spent grazing per day. 10Country where monitoring occurred. 11The reference reporting the parameters